Thanks for the great discussion guys!
By the way, check out this post about how to stack Cafrisun armor set along with fire buffs and Arde Dagger to have multi attacks with damages that stacks:
To understand this you need to understand 2 things: property damage and additional damage.
There are a few buffs in the game that add “additional damage”. Let’s talk about enchant fire, the pyromancer version. At level 5 it gives +15 fire property damage, and +15 additional fire damage.
So let’s say your Z swing hits for 100. Cast enchant fire and you will see the following damage numbers:
115 + 30
100 base, 15 additional, and then 15 property damage added to both.
So now we get to Cafrisun. The 4 piece bonus of Cafrisun is a 12 earth damage additional attack. Equip it, and press Z
100 + 12
Eequip it, cast enchant fire, and press Z
115 + 30 + 27
Now you want to see things get really crazy, equip an arde dagger (153 fire property bonus), cast enchant fire and press Z:
268 + 183 + 180.
Just for grins, let’s have a priest C3 cast a 15/15 blessing with 50/50 attribute (+170) on you:
430 + 353 + 350
So you see how such a thing is popular. With nothing but 100 basic damage, 1 wizard buff, 1 priest buff and arde dagger + cafrisun set you are dealing >1000 damage per swing. If I was smarter I would have done the example with sacrament, to help you understand why priests bring so much to parties, especially in early game.
*Note: all property damage is subject to the elemental table, which means sometimes you’ll see significant variance in damage done.